BUNYAD Foundation (also known as Bunyad Literacy Community Council) has been active since last 16 years, & has touched the lives of more then one million rural women & children in various projects in Pakistan. It has touched families in about 20 Districts.
The achievements of Bunyad have been recognized at the national, regional and international levels. It has received 2 UNESCO Awards for outstanding work in the field of literacy and NFE. In recognition ‘s it has been awarded the Comenius Medals in 1998 UNESCO, Paris & was the King Sejog Award by UNESCO , Paris .At the national level, Aziz e Fazilat, a Presidential award was given to Shaheen Attiq-ur-Rahman, for her active role in promoting Education in Pakistan.
Building social capital, taking on activities for improving the lives of rural women & children, Bunyad has an integrated holistic approach in its projects. Combining various in-puts such as Literacy, Micro-Credit, Health, Reproductive Health etc, Bunyad effectively caters to the diverse needs of individuals and communities.& encourages them to take on ownership of the programs after their completion.
Bunyad has also established training and capacity building wing engaged in regular trainings conducted at various project locations. Human resource development is an ongoing activity, emphasizes on the Training of Trainers, capacity building opportunities of communities & partner NGO’s and CBO’s. They have their own in-house Training space , also in Sialkot & Hafizabad.
The research and publication unit is involved in printing conscious raising material, research documents, monthly newsletters and booklets for learners who are a part of both the formal and non-formal education systems. Material’s on Environment, Human Rights, Transparency in governance, and, how to access information; has also been developed.
Institute of Community Education
The Institute is in the process of being constructed on Bunyad's own land, aiming to start trainings on various subjects related to education, capacity building of communities, livestock development, Gender, Child protection and courses on NFE/AE and Primary Education. Audio visual aids, library of over 8,000 books and articles, and experienced Trainers/Facilitators are with us. ARTC -Appeal Resource Training Consortium, an Asian Region network, of which Bunyad is a member, will be the pivot of Technical support. With 58 million illiterates, ICE will go a long way in supporting the Government's initiative to eradicate illiteracy, by building the capacity of various stockholders.